Webinar on Vibration Serviceability of Floors with Cold-Formed Steel Framing


Continuing Education Credits Available – 1.5 PDH Credits

Cold-formed steel (CFS) joists and trusses have high strength-to-weight ratios and good overall economy, so they are popular choices for floor framing members. As is the case with most types of floor systems, CFS floors are potentially susceptible to vibrations due to walking and other human activities. This webinar will raise awareness of the importance of vibration serviceability by describing two forensics projects with lively CFS floors. The literature contains several floor vibration evaluation methods that might be applicable to CFS floor. However, unlike other materials, there is not a widely accepted and practical vibration evaluation method for CFS floors. Potential evaluation methods will be discussed.

Presenter: Brad Davis, Ph.D., S.E., P.E.
University of Kentucky

Brad DavisBrad Davis is an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Kentucky where he is responsible for all steel design coursework and has received awards recognizing excellence in teaching. As the owner of Davis Structural Engineering, LLC, he provides consulting services for structural vibration, forensics and advanced steel design applications. He is a member of the AISC Committee on Manuals, and is a co-author of AISC Design Guide 11, Vibrations of Steel-Framed Structural Systems Due to Human Activity. Brad has published approximately two dozen journal and conference papers on vibration. He earned his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech and has eight years of experience in building design. He has S.E. and P.E. licenses in 14 states.

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